Meaning of redlegged grasshopper

red'leg•ged grass'hopper

Pronunciation: (red'leg"id, -legd"), [key]
  1. a migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus femur-rubrum, of the southwestern and midwestern U.S., having reddish skin on the underside of the hind legs: an agricultural pest.
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